Glovo Kenya Limited is one of the companies that have capitalized on the scourge of the novel coronavirus in the country. I am not talking about the disgusting corruption that is permeating in Uhuru Kenyatta‘s sanctioned Ministry of Health with CS Mutahi Kagwe at the helm here. By the way, I-like all the other Kenyans- think Mr. Kagwe should be arrested for allowing the Covid-19 scandal to continue happening. Anyway, back to the topic, Glovo Kenya has tried to fill in the void and help Kenyans cope with the adverse effects of Covid-19, the associated curfew, lock-down and social distancing.
Glovo Kenya is not a healthcare company. But the firm helps deliver one of the most essential services to Kenyans. This is particularly so to Kenya’s vulnerable population that society is used to ignore. Among the people in this group includes senior citizens and people with disabilities. If there is a place where people in this group suffer most, is Nairobi.
The city is just over-populated, crowded and disorganized as there is no dedicated section of the street for bikes and other smaller mobility equipment such as wheelchairs or medichairs. Glovo Kenya services alleviate this by bringing the services to these people’s doors.
The company also helps curb the spread of the coronavirus by discouraging social functions like dining out or shopping. It does this by delivering the food directly to the clients via the app or their website.
Glovo Kenya: Company Profile
Glovo Kenya is a subsidiary of Glovo, a spanish start-up founded in Spain in 2015. The company does the delivery of food from restaurants to clients’ homes. It is more so like Ubereats as the company’s order process is app-based. Glovo Kenya also offers grocery delivery from popular Kenyan supermarkets such as Tusky’s, Naivas and Carrefour.
Just like any other company in the gig economy, all the company’s 1,500 employees scattered all over 20 countries including Kenya are paid per the number of orders delivered. The price of the delivery order depends on the distance from the store to the customer’s place, time of the day and prevailing weather conditions.
Waiting times in the restaurants or supermarket is another factor that determines the price of the delivery. For example, if there is a long line at the supermarket check out, then the delivery people will be compensated for waiting in line before the deliver can begin.
Regions Served by Glovo Kenya Limited.
Currently, the company serves clients based in Nairobi. If you live in the capital city and would like to try their services, go to Google Play on your android powered device and then download the Glovo Kenya app. Are you an Apple iPhone type like me, then go to the Appstore and download the app.
Glovo Kenya Limited operates like Uber in the sense that you will need a smart phone with data in order to work with them. The only difference is that for Glovo Kenya, you don’t need to break the bank to buy a vehicle in order to work with them. A functional bicycle or boda boda will be all you need.
Just by the sheer number of boda bodas available in Nairobi, one will assume that this company will bring lots of job opportunities to the youth. Kenyan leaders are fully aware of the importance of motorbikes/boda bodas in creating jobs for the youth as they have erected structures around the country to provide a shade for operators of the boda bodas. These shades can be found in virtually all counties.
How to Apply for A job with the company.
If you are interested in joining Glovo Kenya Limited, this is how to apply for a job with them: Go to their website by clicking here . From the country flags menu, click on the Kenyan flag to select your country of residence. You will notice that Glovo is currently available in three African countries: Kenya, Morocco and Ivory Coast.
Then select the “become a Glover” button. Enter your email address and from the cities button, select Nairobi. Then enter your mobile phone number. Lastly, click “submit”. You are done. Within 24 hours, a Glovo representative will contact you for an interview.
Should your application be successful and you get a job with Glovo Kenya, here is what to expect:
- You will be paid Ksh. 40/km to go to restaurant or supermarket
- Ksh. 10/km to deliver food from restaurant to the client
- Ksh. 1/min for any waiting time in between
- A rain bonus of 130%
- Ksh. 40 as a basic pay in addition to the above perks. Below is a full visual of the whole particulars:
How to order food with Glovo
If you want to order food to be delivered to you from a restaurant within Nairobi city, simply click here to access their online portal and then click the “Register” button. Then enter the name of your residential neighborhood within Nairobi County. This is where the food or groceries will be delivered to by a “Glover”. If you are an active participant of Facebook like the rest of us, you can sign up using your Facebook account.
The same information is also available on the Glovo Kenya app.
Restaurant and or Supermarket Sign ups
If you are a restaurant owner wanting to sign up with Glovo Kenya Limited for food and or groceries delivery services, you can sign up on their web or mobile app and follow the same steps highlighted above. Just select the option that applies to you, e.g, restaurant sign up instead of food courier.